Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
This time of year, it's about the fruits of the earth
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Tu B'Shevat, the New Year of Trees, is observed on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, this year on Jan. 22. It's the celebration of a new season -- a time when the days begin to get longer and the nights become shorter. In Israel, winter rains have now ended. Trees that have been dormant begin to...
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What's new on the market in the new year? Tribe, the maker of hummus, is introducing four organic flavors for retail sale in 8-oz. containers: Classic, Roasted Garlic, Sweet Red Pepper and Cracked Chili Peppers. In conjunction, Tribe is introducing the industry's first organic hummus party trays in six different flavors. The organic hummus is USDA- and kosher-certified, and has...
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Jamie Geller's 2007 cookbook, Quick & Kosher: Recipes From the Bride Who Knew Nothing , is the story of a young businesswoman who came into marriage without knowing a spatula from a saucepan. Determined to master cooking yet short on time, she was dismayed to find that most cookbooks consider an hour of preparation time "quick," and presumed more culinary...
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By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
The festivities and parties are over, and the weather's growing colder. What better time to curl up in a comfy chair and read the food books you've only had time to glance at -- in bookshops or piled on your bedside table -- always waiting "for later." Well, later is now! Below are my choices for the season. · Matzoh...
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By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
One of the most frequent questions by readers is "Can I make it ahead and freeze it -- and for how long?" My ambivalence towards freezing is evident in my answer as I hem and haw, and describe the possible consequences of flat and tasteless dishes. I realize that the necessity of preparing ahead and storing for future use is...
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